Friday, 23 October 2015

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #20 ~ "9 weeks till Christmas"

Ok wonderful crafters, it's now time for our next challenge...

and today is...

"9 weeks till Christmas"

I know it comes around so fast, so as the title is hinting at let's create anything festive, catch up or make a start on some of your Christmas projects!

Let the team's gorgeous projects inspire you and have fun!

Paperbabe Challenges are open to everyone...
As usual you are welcome to combine with other challenges.

Please be sure to link your project below for a chance to win Paperbabe Stamps Gift worth up to £20*.

Jackie made a greeting card using 

Delphine used Snowman With Scarf (as Red Rubber), coloured it in Tombows and watercoloured the background too. The sentiment is a combination of two stamps from the Sparkle Bright Clear Stamp Set.

Kim had a lot of fun creating this little gingerbread guy using the fabulous DesignA Adorimals stamp set and kawaii face set. For the background she added the spritz in pigment ink and the sentiment from our latest release Sparkle Bright.


Chris used several Paperbabe stamp sets over a blended ink background on her heart ornament, she stamped over a blue and white ink background with a stamp from 'Spritz and Speckles' for a snowy effect, followed by the stag and several small stamps and reindeer names from 'Reindeer Fusions'. Then added dotted border in white pen. The stag came out very well considering it was stamped onto wood. All finished off with watercolour markers and wink of stella glitter pen.

Today is the LAST DAY to enter our Design Team call,
just click the picture to take you to all the details.
The entries so far have been wonderful, thank you!

Thank you so much for your continued support.
The last release was so much fun! Enjoy a wonderfully creative weekend!

HuGs Kim & the Team x

*So, if you use Paperbabe Stamps in your projects you have the chance to win £20 of Paperbabe Stamps, otherwise the prize will be £10.
Go ahead and add your entry... Deadline is the 6th November...

Friday, 16 October 2015

Arctic Jumper & Sparkle Bright are ready in the Shop!!!

Just to let you all know the New stamps are now in the shop ready and waiting for their new homes...
click pictures for all the details...

I have a New Old item in my shop today too...
 I've decided to have my PaperAngel instruction book as a step by step Digital Download,

click picture for more details...

it includes everything that you need to create your very own PaperAngel, all the images are print ready and a PDF of instructions to help you along the way!

Also Back In Stock:

the fabulous DesignA Adorimals

and festive MayLeeDee Winter Fairy

So, there's still time to join in the current anything goes challenge.
as well as entry into our Design Team call...

click picture for all the details...

Also the lovely Kerrie has a little card to share with us today so do pop by her blog and say hi!
Thank you so much for stopping by and for all your continued support.

Enjoy a wonderfully creative weekend
HuGs Kim x

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Paperbabe Stamps ~ Sparkle Birght

Welcome to our second day of introductions, this set is sure to coordinate with all your Christmas images, it's perfect when you're looking for just the right sentiment...

 Let me introduce Sparkle bright

The Details:
  • Sparkle Bright Photopolymer Clear set will be available for purchase on Fri 16th October.
  • The set will retail at £9.00
  • Sparkle Bright has a total of 25 stamps, there are seven large script words, with 10 complimentary sayings, there are six different stars and two sizes of snowflakes. This would be a great set for the front of cards as well as the inside.

Let me show you some samples...
This card uses only the stamps from this set, I have stamped the sentiment a metallic platinum embossing powder, the snowflakes and a few of the stars in white embossing powder. I then went in with white ink on a few more stars and added dots with white pen and stickles glitter glue. I've inked the edges in white pigment ink.

For this card I've used the holly and berries from Arctic Jumper to create a holly wreath around the stamped sentiment. I've used two green pigments inks and red for the berries, I decided a little sparkle would be needed with a few dots of stickles glitter glue. I've added patterned papers from Authentique collection:Believe. and finished off with a little twine on the spine.

I've created quite a neutral card here, this would be great for male recipients too. It's hard to see in the picture but the 'bright' has been heat embossed in metallic platinum powder. I still love this large deer in my reindeer fusions set and thought him poking round the edge a little fun especially with his little sparkly red gem nose and wink of stella glittered antlers.

I went very arty with this christmas card all thanks to my Spritz & Speckles set. The speckles are quite lovely embossed in gold as is the sentiment and stars. I could happily make quite of few of these.

Still using the same colour theme I decided a little knitting would go well with the Christmas theme, I've stamped the knitted stripes in pigment ink representing a stripy scarf. There are just a few white embossed snowflakes and the sentiment in black embossing powder.

And then I thought I would make a little coordinating tag, using another sentiment.

And last but by no means least, this little snowman with scarf, this sentiment would work very well inside your card if you needed something special to say. I created a very distressed card here, I masked the snowman's body before inking the background with distress inks. I then stamped a few snowflakes in pigment ink. His hat and scarf were coloured using distress markers and I went somewhat heavy handed with my perfect pearls mist, it just came out with some velocity, you could pretend there was a little blizzard.

I would love you to pop by the rest of the team blogs and check out their gorgeous projects...

Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing in our introductions today, I hope you're feeling the Chritmassy spirit like us! 
New Stamps will be available to buy tomorrow!

Enjoy a wonderfully creative day!!!
HuGs Kim & the Team x

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Introducing Paperbabe Stamps ~ Arctic Jumper

Welcome to our first day of introductions, this set is sure to make mass production christmas cards a breeze...

Let me introduce Arctic Jumper
He came about as I wanted a lino print inspired stamp, where I could simply stamp lots of quick Christmas cards, I've included the sentiment separately as there would definitely be room to add other suitable sentiments, there's also a little holly and berries for added embellishing.

The Details:
  • Arctic Jumper Photopolymer Clear set will be available for purchase on Fri 16th October.
  • The set will retail at £9.00
  • Arctic Jumper has a total of five stamps, There is a large polar bear image, which includes snowy background and sentiment banner, a sentiment, two holly sprigs and berries, fantastic for quick festive stamping.

Now onto some samples...
As usual I had many ideas with this set but not enough time to make everyone... yet!

This simple card I tried to get the effect of letterpress... by stamping two more bears from cardstock cutting just the bear part, I've layered these on top of eachother lined them up to the stamped image and passed it through my embossing setting on my big shot. Tada! I'm looking forward to detailing just the jumper part.

I've used the holly sprigs to create a little pattern on the blue paper, the Polar bears jumper has been coloured using copics, I've also added a little shadow and cheeks with copics too.

I couldn't resist trying some foil transfer, I've separated the jumper using a red foil and the background is a slightly patterned foil, I opted for the stamp N' Bond method, although I did try my laminator but I wasn't too pleased with the results, definitely something to have another go at when I get some time!

And lastly just a couple of tone on tone cards,

I tried to add different ink to the jumper on the stamp before stamping onto kraft, it gives a very weathered look, much better in real life!

I would love you to pop by the rest of the team blogs and check out their gorgeous projects...

Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing in our introductions today, I hope you're just as excited about this release as us! 
We have one more introduction tomorrow so see you then!

Enjoy a wonderfully creative day!!!
HuGs Kim & the Team x

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

October's Sneak Peek Time!!!

Good morning and welcome to sneak peek time.
We have two new sets being released this month...

This adorable Polar bear is inspired from simple lino cut style printing, the idea of quick stamped one layered christmas cards would make mass production so easy, it does include a few extra images for more stamping possibilities. Discover more tomorrow in our introductions!

And secondly which is also Christmas themed, a versatile sentiment set, with so many possible Christmas sayings to suit both outside and inside your Christmas cards. It includes a sprinkling of stars to really add to the sparkle and brightness!

Pop back tomorrow for festive introductions.
and there's still plenty of time to enter our current anything goes challenge! I am loving the entries so far, thank you :)
I have something arriving today for Paperbabe Stamps which I'm ever so excited about but I can't share yet, eeek I will have training on it too, can't wait!

Enjoy a wonderfully creative day!
HuGs Kim x

Friday, 9 October 2015

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #19 ~ "Anything Goes!!!"

Welcome to our next Paperbabe Stamps challenge, wow where has the time gone?...
I realise I have missed announcing challenge winners for #17 and #18 so without further ado...

drum roll...

Challenge #17 ~ Picture Inspiration


Dawn ~ with her wonderful journal page


Challenge #18 ~ Anything Goes


kristina ~ with her fabulous butterfly card

Congratulations Dawn and Kristina, if you would like to email me for your prize.

Ok wonderful crafters, it's now time for our next challenge...

and this is your favourite...


Let the team's gorgeous projects inspire you and have fun!

Paperbabe Challenges are open to everyone...
As usual you are welcome to combine with other challenges.

Please be sure to link your project below for a chance to win Paperbabe Stamps Gift worth up to £20*.

Jackie made a card using a digi called MayLeeDee Witchily

Chris made a Pocket shaped card with the Completely Conkers Stamp set.


Thursday, 1 October 2015

Paperbabe Stamps Design Team Call 2015 -16

I am sooo excited to announce that we are looking for new inspiring crafters to join our creative design team!

Ideally we ask that you be an active blogger and be willing to commit to creating art for each fortnight challenge and New release weeks and post it on your blog. We are asking for an initial six month term with possibility of extension.

If you’re not familiar go take a look, these are the products you would be working with as a member of our design team.

Have a read through the requirements and the benefits and get in touch by the 23rd Oct 2015 if you are interested. Don’t be shy! If you have any questions then email me.

A few requirements: 
  • You must have an active blog and be prepared to link to Paperbabe Stamps for products used where applicable.
  • Of course you should be able to take good photos of your projects we want to see your wonderful creations clearly.
  • You will be expected to post a minimum of three projects per month using mainly Paperbabe Stamps products(a combination of challenge examples and new releases)
  • You must be prepared to have your project photo’s used on our Facebook, Pinterest page and on any Paperbabe Stamps galleries in use.
  • You must be prepared to promote Paperbabe Stamps from your blog, facebook profile & forums etc.
  • You must be prepared to design and take part in our fun challenges.
  • You must create original pieces of work for Paperbabe Stamps even if combined with other challenges.
  • Upload DT blog posts to the Paperbabe Stamps DT blog and your own blog, linking to the product pages for products used in your projects (I can help if you get lost!)
Other notes: 
  • I'm looking for one or more of the following types of projects: Mixed media, art journals, altered art, scrapbooking, card making and dimensional work, in fact anything papercrafting that involves stamps. 
  • If you are successful then we will wish to share a profile of you on the design team blog to introduce you!
  • Your projects will be shared on various online social media platforms.
  • This Call is open to crafters worldwide.
DT Benefits: 
  • Sneak peeks of New products before they are released.
  • Regular design team packages including all the new releases during your term.
  • Discount on all orders at Paperbabe Stamps during your term.  
  • If you choose to, your projects can be displayed at top craft shows & events!
  • A Design Team Blog Button for your blog!
  • Exposure on the store blog, our facebook page and website.
  • The chance to be challenged to try something new!
SO... Ready to apply?

Email me with the statement PBS DT Submission in the subject line... 

by 23th October 2014 midnight GMT

  • A delightful description of your creative self, include...
    • where you are from,
    • what sort of crafting you love most
    • what you would like to try
  • a link to your blog and any online galleries you upload your projects to
  • details of any forums you are a member of
  • details of any other designs teams you are currently on or have been on within the last 12 months. 
  • Photos or links of three of your favourite projects
  • Tell us why you’d like to be on this design team

We expect to announce the new team members on 31st October.
Good Luck and Enjoy a wonderfully creative day!
Looking forward to seeing your application
BiG HuGs